Care Home Accommodation

If is not possible for you to receive the care you need in your own home then some type of registered accommodation may be an option to consider. Some care homes just provide personal care such as help with washing, bathing and showering, while others provide nursing care if you have a medical condition that requires frequent medical attention from a doctor or a nurse.

Care homes may be owned and operated by private individuals, companies owning groups of homes, not for profit organisations and local authority social services departments. All care homes in Scotland are registered and inspected by the Care Inspectorate.

Scottish Care represents the largest group of Health and Social Care sector independent providers across Scotland delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support.

Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland. Although they offer advice to older people they are able to offer advice which is relevant to all age groups.

The way registered accommodation is set up, designed and funded can limit life options and opportunities for many disabled people. If your income is derived from state benefits, your disposable income will usually dramatically decrease when entering registered accommodation. The fees for living in this type of accommodation are significant, and this can mean that gaining employment becomes impractical. Social and recreational opportunities can also be more limited and accommodation usually is often of small single rooms which are not big enough for a couple if a disabled person forms a relationship or wishes to get married.

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